My family and I just returned yesterday from Ireland, and we flew on Continental from Seattle to Newark, NJ, and from Newark to Belfast (returned through Dublin). Although the planes on these flights are smaller than I anticipated (Boeing 737-800s and 757s), they were on time, well serviced (food and drink-wise), and pleasant. We were accompanying our daughter's high school choir, which was broken up into two groups flying on different flights. I understand the other group flew on American from Seattle to Chicago, and Aer Lingus from Chicago to Belfast (returned through Dublin), and that all their flights were late and the check in process was not efficient. Hope this helps!